Registrations open for Walkaroo Coimbatore Marathon

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The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF) today announced the launch of the Walkaroo Coimbatore Marathon powered by ELGi Equipments. The 11th edition of the marathon, to be held on Sunday, 17th December 2023, promises to be bigger & better than ever.

The premier running event is expected to attract more than 18,000 participants from all walks of life from across the country. Theme for this year is “LET’S KO KOVAI”. The registrations for Walkaroo Coimbatore Marathon powered by ELGi Equipments is now open. 

The senior district officials of Coimbatore launch registration for 2023 edition - Commissioner of Police Mr.V. Balakrishnan I.P.S. registered for 21.1 Km and Collector Mr. Kranthi Kumar Pati I.A.S. registered for the 10 KM run. The Corporation Commissioner Mr.M. Prathap, I.A.S has also registered for 21.1 KM though he was not able to attend the event since he was pre-occupied. Participants can now register through

CCF, in association with Coimbatore Runners, have been working to ensure that the running event is a memorable one for everyone involved. Since inception, the event has helped spread awareness and support those who are fighting cancer. The funds raised from the event has contributed to the activities of CCF impacting the lives of hundreds of survivors and their families.

The event comprises a Half Marathon [21.1 KM], a 10 KM run and a 5 KM run/walk. The registration fee for the Half Marathon is Rs.1,200, for 10 KM run is Rs.1,000 while for the 5 KM run/walk, it is Rs. 600.Prize money amounting to Rs. 2.7 lakhs will be presented to the winners in separate categories for men and women. Theprize money for the Half Marathon open category will be Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively for the first,second and third placeholders, and for the 10 KM open category, the prize money will be Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 respectively.

For Veterans, aged 45 years and above, the prize money is Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000 for first, second and third respectively for Half Marathon and Rs. 10,000, Rs. 7,500 and Rs. 5,000 for the 10 KM run.

Mr. V. Noushad, Managing Director of Walkaroo International Private Ltd., expressed his enthusiasm for the event stating that, We are excited to join hands with Coimbatore Cancer Foundation to host the 11th edition of the Coimbatore marathon, dedicated to supporting the Cancer Foundation. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to creating a positive impact on society. Walkaroo, an advocate of walking for fitness and well-being, takes immense pride in partnering with this event, in line with our brand's Point of View (POV) - "Walk With Walkaroo," inspiring individuals to embrace walking for better health.

Over the years, the Coimbatore Marathon has grown into a remarkable event, creating cherished memories and garnering support from partners, and the community. As we embark on the 11th edition, our mission goes beyond the race; the battle against cancer. The event seeks to raise awareness about cancer prevention, early detection, and the importance of leading an active lifestyle. The theme of our national campaign, "#WalkindiaWalk," perfectly aligns with Walkaroo's vision of fostering a healthier society. Walkaroo firmly believes in walking for fitness and well-being and through this marathon, we extend our support to the battle against cancer.

Dr. T. Balaji, Managing Trustee, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation said, “The Coimbatore Marathon has become a major event and Brand ambassador of Coimbatore Cancer Foundation. Entering its 11th edition without a break despite the COVID Crises where we had 2 virtual Marathons, it has done the city of Coimbatore Proud. The citizens of the city and even those from outside the city and marathon runners across the country eagerly look forward to this event. Most of our Partners have been with us from the beginning and we thank them for their continued support that enables CCF to function and grow from strength to strength. Kindly register and support the city and community to enable CCF to continue “ADDING VALUE TO LIFE” of many more.

Mr. N. Valliappan, Joint Race Director, Coimbatore Marathon, said, “In the last one year we see a visible difference on the roads of Coimbatore. The number of recreational long-distance runners have certainly gone up post pandemic. This is likely to translate to higher participation in the flagship running event of Coimbatore. This year's theme Ko Kovai will motivate runners to run with a partner - Boss, father, mother, sister, bestie, spouse, etc thus enlarging the circle of running. It is also pertinent to note the last year among all flagship events across the country Coimbatore is the only city that saw a growth in number from pre-pandemic levels. Let's Ko Kovai."

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